Let me preface this by saying I do not use the DX12 client, it is in a really bad state, it causes constant and consistent issues for me, and I really do not think it is a good idea to have everyone’s client defaulting to that, as some newbro is going to come along, see the state of the DX12 client, and never play the game again. On to my issue…
Ever since the DX12 patch I have had poor performance whilst multiboxing, especially when I do things like conduit jumping a fleet of ships to another system. It takes quite a bit of time for the clients to become responsive again after making the jump, and takes some time for them all to load in things like citadel or station models. This did not happen before the DX12 client patch. I have not changed any of my hardware. I have reinstalled the game twice, I have cleared my cache, I have updated all my drivers, it makes no difference.
I don’t run the game in DX12 at all because when I run the game in DX12 I will get black screens on all monitors within about 5-10 minutes in a typical session. It is unusable for me. My GPU is from 2019, but it’s whatever, I just play the game in DX11 mode.
Before the DX12 patch, I could easily multibox 20 clients, no problem. No issues mass jumping through gates, no issues taking titan bridges or conduit jumps. Now, if I’m running more than 3-4 clients, all of my clients will lock up for a solid 5-20 seconds after taking those actions whilst the game gets around to loading the grid. It was flawless before the DX12 update was released. I also suffer worse performance in general with lower framerates than before, and my PC has now decided that 30 or so characters worth of drones (150) on the grid is now a bad thing for my framerate. Again, this was perfectly fine before. No settings changes, no hardware changes. Only change is the EVE version.
Anyone else having similar issues? Some of my corp are saying the same, they are having trouble multiboxing more than 2-4 clients. DX12 is definitely an issue but even with it disabled (which does improve things) it’s still bad, and some of us are unable to multibox an amount of accounts that worked just fine before.